I Have Nothing to Give You But Blood and Sweat, Toil and Text

Thoreau on the Saudi Blackberry ban:

My friends, this aggression cannot stand.  It was bad enough when the Saudis discriminated against women, Jews, Shias, Christians, and Sunni men whose last name is not "Bin Laden" or "Saud."  But now they're coming for our Blackberrys?

We shall text them on the beaches, we shall text them on the landing grounds, we shall text them in the fields and in the streets, and we shall text them while driving cars fueled by their gasoline.

Me, well . . . when they came for the Blackberry users, I said nothing, for I had an iPhone . . .


Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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